[NetBehaviour] Amble TIme.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Jan 7 17:28:40 CET 2007
Amble Time, the creation of Irish researchers associated with the
now-closed Media Lab Europe, is "a digital map that provides
visualisations of time constraints to help support decisions about where
to go in navigating a city on foot." Using GPS (global positioning
system) technology, the project differs from similar navigation tools in
that its interface describes not only the shortest route between
geographical locations but instead offers a visual array of journeys
that might be taken during a given time period.
In one experiment, the researchers chose evocative passages from James
Joyce's famous Dublin novel Ulysses to help guide Amble Time users
through this Irish city. Rather than navigating directly from a place of
departure to a destination, users were invited to amble through parts of
the city for an hour, choosing locations referenced in Joyce's text.
Upon arrival at a common destination, users were invited to reflect upon
their journeys using another piece of interactive software called
("Polymorphic Letters") linking their commentaries to the locations they
had visited, creating what the research.
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